1. Wasp ESG, 31st MEU sails from Okinawa for Indo-Pacific patrol

    Ships of the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group departed Okinawa, Japan, March 19, after embarking Marines and equipment of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.

    A Sailor looks on as USS Ashland (LSD 48) departs Okinawa, March 19. (U.S Navy/MC2 Sarah Villegas)
  2. USNS Brunswick begins Pacific Partnership mission

    The Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport ship departed Guam, March 19, bound for Pacific Partnership's first mission stop in Yap, Federated States of Micronesia.

    USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) ties up to the pier in Guam after arriving March 16 in support of Pacific Partnership. (U.S Navy/MC1 Byron C. Linder)
  3. Mercy stops in Guam en route for Pacific Partnership

    The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in Guam, March 17, to make final preparations for the Pacific Partnership 2018 mission.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) transits the waters near Guam, March 16. (U.S Navy/MC2 Kelsey L. Adams)
  4. Oklahoma City visits Singapore during Indo-Pacific patrol

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine arrived in Singapore March 16 for a visit as part of a regional patrol.

    USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jamica Johnson)
  5. USS Wasp arrives in Okinawa after series of flight operations with F-35B

    The amphibious assault ship arrived at White Beach Naval Facility, March 15, after a dedicated period of flight operations with F-35B Lighting II.

    USS Wasp (LHD 1) approaches the pier at White Beach Naval Facility, March 15. (U.S Navy/MC2 Sarah Villegas)
  6. 3rd Fleet celebrates 75th anniversary of establishment

    Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet and staff gathered at their San Diego headquarters to commemorate the March 15 anniversary.

    Vice Adm. John D. Alexander gives remarks during a ceremony in San Diego commemorating U.S. 3rd Fleet's 75th anniversary, March 15. (U.S Navy/MC2 Curtis D. Spencer)
  7. U.S. 7th Fleet commemorates 75th anniversary

    Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, traveled to Brisbane, Australia, for a series of events commemorating the anniversary of the fleet's establishment.

    Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, and U.S. Consul General Valerie Fowler prepare to lay a wreath at the Submariners Walk Heritage Trail, where the U.S. Navy's Task Force 42/72 was located during World War II.  (U.S Consulate General Sydney photo)
  8. USS Mustin arrives for port visit in Guam

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Guam for a scheduled port visit March 14 after the conclusion of MultiSail 18.

    USS Mustin (DDG 89) sits moored at Naval Base Guam after the conclusion of Multisail 18, March 14. (U.S. Navy/MC2 William McCann)
  9. Submarines USS Hartford, USS Connecticut surface together in the Arctic Circle

    The two submarines surfaced in the Arctic Circle, March 10, during the multinational maritime Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018.

    USS Connecticut (SSN 22) and USS Hartford (SSN 768) break through the ice, March 10. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Micheal H. Lee).
  10. The Pacific Riptide — History Offers a Cautionary Glimpse of the Future

    These opening days of March presented a confluence of events and milestones dripping with coincidence, irony and serendipity.

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